Kuala Lumpur - Turkish options at Bosphorus, Pavilion KL
This posh-looking Turkish eatery at the Pavilion has been there quite a while, though I always seemed to pass it over to the more bustling, popular Al-Amar Lebanese restaurant almost adjacent to it.
Decided to give it a try this afternoon:
- Humus (chickpea dip) served with pide bread was delicious, with perfectly balanced flavours.
- Imam Bayildi: eggplant with chopped tomatoes, pine nuts, dried currants, onions and virgin olive oil. Loved the version here, where the eggplant was cooked just right, though the overall dish was greasier than I'd have liked from the copious amounts of olive oil used.
- Alinazik Tavuk Kebap: tender morsels of grilled chicken which had been marinated with tomato & chillis, and served on a hot, baked eggplant-yoghurt puree. The reddish oil oozing out of the marinated chicken was delicious. I found the yoghurt-accented puree too sour for my taste, but that's probably just me.
It's been a while since I'd had Turkish cuisine - back in the 1990s, I was even a member of the Turkish-Singapore Friendship Association at one stage, and frequented the Turkish bar-restaurants in town quite a bit at the time. Bosphorus takes Turkish cuisine to new heights here in KL, and is better than similar places I'd had back in Singapore.
Bosphorus Fine Turkish Cuisine
6.33, Level 6, Pavilion
Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2142 4000